Congresswoman Marie Newman receives endorsements from National Conference of Firemen and Oilers, SEIU 32BJ
Democratic Congresswoman Marie Newman receives another major endorsement from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers, SEIU 32BJ (NCFO) in her bid for re-election in the new 6th Congressional District in the Democratic Primary election June 28, 2022
Congresswoman Marie Newman announced this week that she had received the endorsement of the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers, SEIU 32BJ (NCFO).
NCFO represents workers in a wide variety of occupations and industries, including building services, manufacturing, and numerous Metra and Amtrak employees in Chicago.
“Thank you for defending the lives and livelihoods of working Americans, and for supporting our frontline members at Metra, the NCFO appreciates your loyalty to the working class,” said NCFO President Dean Devita.
“We look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff to invest in Metra and Amtrak jobs, raise wages, improve safety, and protect the retirement security for hundreds of thousands of railroad workers and their families.”
“I will always stand alongside workers as we rebuild our economy, and I’m honored to receive the endorsement of NCFO. With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the over $240 million I’ve secured for infrastructure projects in Illinois, I’m confident we will continue working in partnership to create new, good-paying union jobs, expand public transit, and prioritize working families and the middle class,” said Congresswoman Marie Newman.
Congresswoman Marie Newman is running for re-election in Illinois’ New Sixth Congressional District (New IL-06). New IL-06 consists of six old congressional districts, however the plurality of New IL-06 residents, approximately 41%, are currently represented by Congresswoman Newman. By population, an additional 23% of New IL-06 comes from the old IL-06 and the remainder comes from four other congressional districts. The Democratic Primary is decided in Congresswoman Newman’s old district, with 47% of the Primary voters in 2020 coming from the old IL-03 in Cook County.
Since taking office in January, Marie has signed on to over 360 pieces of legislation and introduced or co-led 24 pieces of legislation, five of which have passed in the House. In May of this year, Axios named Congresswoman Newman one of the top five most legislatively active freshmen in Congress.
Two major pieces of legislation that Congresswoman Newman led were incorporated into the bipartisan infrastructure package, including the All Station Accessibilty Program (ASAP) Act and the Rail Center for Excellence bill.
Congresswoman Newman has partnered with municipal leaders across her district to address local issues affecting constituents every day. Working across all levels of government, Congresswoman Newman has helped to alleviate traffic congestion due to road-rail train blockages, easing the burden on local commuters and first responders.
She has partnered with local officials to put pressure on the United States Postal Service, helping to improve service for constituents who rely on regular and timely mail delivery for medication, bills, and important communications. She has convened colleagues at the local, state, and federal levels to identify critical local infrastructure needs and to secure the necessary resources to address them.
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